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Saving Every Women Every Child Summit + FREE #CanadaCares Concert & Family Day May 29, 2014

This video presents “24 SEVEN Exclusive — Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.”

From May 28 to 30, 2014, Prime Minister Harper will host a Global Summit on maternal, newborn and child health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • “With a focus on reducing the preventable deaths of newborns, women and children younger than the age of five in developing countries, the Summit will bring together global leaders and Canadian experts to galvanize support for the next phase of efforts and ensure that maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) remains a global priority.”

This week, the Prime Minister will be hosting world leaders at the Saving Every Women Every Child Summit in Toronto to discuss international commitments to women and children in the developing world.

The Make Poverty History Steering Committee suggests the following ways you can participate in this historic moment:

  1. Stay up to date with the happenings over the week by following hashtags #SavingLives and #CanadaCares.
  2. Call on Prime Minister Harper to make vaccination a top priority for the Summit.
  3. If you live in Toronto, attend the #CanadaCares Concert and Family Day: FREE Admision; Thursday May 29th from 3pm to 9pm at Young-Dundas Square.

  • This FREE event is brought to you by a coalition of organizations from the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (CAN-MNCH), including Save the Children, Plan Canada, World Vision, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Micronutrient Initiative, Grand Challenges Canada, Sick Kids, and the Canadian Red Cross.
  • Come celebrate Canada’s leadership in saving the lives of millions of mothers, newborns and children, around the world.
    • Learn how Canadian organizations are working to end global maternal, newborn and child mortality – in a family-friendly environment – and show your support for this cause through their interactive Twitter wall.
  • Moms can enjoy a safe and comfortable area for nursing, and take part in knitting a vibrant ‘Blanket of Hope,’ to show their solidarity with moms and newborns struggling to survive.
    • This blanket will be sewn together with blankets from other countries, into a global Blanket of Hope (which will be displayed in at an upcoming political summit for moms and newborns, in Johannesburg).
  • The event will feature a supervised play area for children, with face painting and a variety of activities, plus a splash fountain.
  • Award-winning singer songwriter, Serena Ryder, will perform in the evening, with Canada’s Queen of R&B, Jully Black, as the opening act.

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous!

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